Archive for July 28th, 2012

Typical Norwegian

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Life in Norway is great; the fantastic nature, the way of living, and…some interesting habits 😉 read more about those in the ‘what-is-typical-norwegian‘ article.

At the very end there is a nice list to check if one has been in Norway too long:

(I don’t qualify… 😉 )

1. You think there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing
2. You associate warm rice porridge with Saturday and Xmas eve
3. It seems nice to spend a week in a small wooden cottage up in the mountains, with no running water and no electricity
4. You think cross-country skiing is the only “real” skiing
5. You know at least five different words describing different kinds of snow
6. A sharp intake of breath (“jah”) has become part of your active vocabulary
7. You associate Friday afternoon with a trip to Vinmonopolet (The Wine Monopoly)
8. It’s acceptable to eat lunch at 11.00 and dinner at 15.00
9. Your front door step is beginning to resemble a shoe shop
10. Silence is fun


QOTD July 28 2012

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Rebecca West: “It’s the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.”